- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - The Latest on tropical storm warning for Hawaii and Maui counties (all times local):

4 p.m.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation as the state prepares for Tropical Storm Darby.

The pre-landfall proclamation signed Friday authorizes spending state money for disaster-related relief efforts.

The National Weather Service issued tropical storm warnings for Hawaii and Maui counties.

Those are the counties that are expected to be the first to feel the storm’s impact.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the island of Oahu is expected to feel the effects of the storm late Saturday.

Shelters are opening Friday on the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

As of Friday afternoon, Darby is about 240 miles east of Hilo. It’s moving west at 12 miles per hour.

It’s the first storm of the hurricane season.

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1:40 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for Hawaii and Maui counties.

Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi signed an emergency proclamation Friday in an anticipation of Tropical Storm Darby. Kenoi says the action helps the county respond quickly to the impending storm.

The warning means tropical storm conditions are expected within 36 hours.

Shelters are opening on the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

Hawaii County Civil Defense says Darby is about 390 miles east of Hilo as of Friday morning. It’s moving to the west at 12 miles per hour.

The storm is also affecting an Oahu carnival, which his modifying its schedule. Kaimuki High School’s carnival will open as planned Friday but will be closed Saturday and Sunday.

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